Day Trading Rules

Day-Trading Rules Summary of the Day-Trading Margin Requirements The rules adopt the term “pattern day trader,” which includes any margin customer that day trades (buys then sells or sells short then buys the same security on the same day) four or more times in five...

Margin Trading

Margin Trading Margin trading refers to the process of borrowing funds from TradeStation in order to leverage your available capital to trade stocks and options. Margin accounts are required if your trading will include short-selling stock or writing options, and you...

The Basics

What is an Option? An option is a type of security that grants the trader the right to buy or sell an underlying asset. The underlying instrument is commonly a stock, but options can also be traded on a variety of ETFs and futures. There are two types of options: call...

The Basics

What is a Future Option A futures option is a type of security that grants the trader the right to buy or sell a futures contract at a specific price by a specific date. There are two types of futures options: call options and put options. Call options give the owner...

FuturesPlus Resources

FuturesPlus Resources Download our Quick Start Guide here.   See more tutorials here.

The Basics

What is a Future A future is a type of security that grants the trader the right to buy or sell something at a fixed price on a specific day in the future. That something is normally a commodity like gold, corn, crude oil, bonds, international currencies, or major...

Micro E-Mini Futures

  Meet Micro E-mini futures, the next big thing in equities trading. Discover the benefits of trading equity index futures for a fraction of the financial commitment.  Why Trade Micro E-mini Futures? Trade a slice of the most liquid equity index futures  ...

The Basics

What are Cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrencies are a new type of security based on an encrypted digital asset used to facilitate monetary transactions outside of and independently of normal banking systems. Crypto trading involves a crypto exchange or network that allows...

Bitcoin – Market Specifications

CME Bitcoin Futures (BTC) Description: CME Bitcoin futures are (USD) cash settled futures based on the CME CF bitcoin reference rate (BRR), which aggregates bitcoin trading activity across major bitcoin spot exchanges between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. London time. Since...

TradeStation Glossary

Analysis Technique A universal term for an indicator, study, or strategy.   App Launcher A list of all available trading apps you can add to a workspace when creating your trading setup.   Basket Order Place multiple orders on a basket of symbols in a single...